The Black Ghost: Street Racing Legend - 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi

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One of my favorite muscle cars from back in the day.
 

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Just finished watching before I logged in lol, great story.
I loved the way his old friend talked about the car.
 

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Long ass video.
But worth the view, Brad.

Even back then, Chrysler led the pack with spot on marketing. I had to laugh at them cancelling the Panther Pink paint because an exec wouldn't have a Dodge dressed in pink. I remember that Dodge Challenger TV commercial.

Chrysler did definitely make it easier for the consumer to buy a big block bad ass muscle car. No holds barred then. No holds barred today.

I love watching videos like this that highlight legendary racers and legendary muscle cars. The Black Ghost.....legendary driver, legendary car.

The other reason why I loved this story was here was a kid who grew up in a not so good Detroit neighborhood where crime and drugs prevailed. But he stayed away from that stuff, as did his buddies. He did 3 years of ROTC in high school. He excelled as a paratrooper. He excelled as a cop after. He never complained about where he came from. No complaining! No blaming! Just made right decisions and succeeded. Quite a man! Very different from the complaining and blaming folks we see today.

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Thanks for the vid. I remember seeing this car at the muscle car/corvette nats and hearing the story. It seemed like everyone had heard of this car.
 

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Finally watched the video.
Great story and even greater car!!
 

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I’m sorry. A stock ass challenger isn't the king of shit on some bullshit 70’s tires. I stoped at the “ grab the $100 bill”. Must have had the 3/4 race cam and jumped coke bottles too.

Those cars are slow as shit. 13’s at best.
 

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